Themed Week 31.08. - 03.09.2021: Our Future with Artificial Intelligence

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Accompanying the award of the “Aachener Ingenieurspreis” to Professor Dr. Sebastian Thrun, RWTHextern and the RWTH Center for Artificial Intelligence present a series of events, talks, and discussions on artificial intelligence (AI).



Department 3.0 - Press and Communications



Professor Thrun is awarded the “Aachener Ingenieurspreis” to honor his visionary involvement and his research impulses in the fields of artificial intelligence, autonomous driving, and digital education. Inspired by this, the themed week emphasizes the importance of the complex topic “artificial intelligence” for our society. AI will influence our daily life in a variety of ways. This series of events offers insights into current AI research and highlights different perspectives - in an entertaining and comprehensible way, and always open for critical dialogue.

We are offering a versatile program, which covers various aspects of AI. A series of varied short presentations by researchers from RWTH under the title “AI in a nutshell” provides insights into recent research questions in the field of AI. During a “Scientific Symposium,” the award winner Sebastian Thrun as well as other renowned scientists introduce their current research. The themed week also offers the possibility to discuss the influence of AI on our daily life with researchers, politicians, and artists - for example during a special of the discussion series “Uni im Rathaus” with the topic “AI and I” or during a reading of the book “DAVE” by the author Raphaela Edelbauer and the following discussion.



All events within this series are free of charge. However, a registration is required to attend the events in person. You can find the registration links in the table below. In addition, all events will be streamed live on the RWTH University YouTube Channel. We kindly ask for your understanding in case that RWTH is forced to adjust the event format to the regulations (Coronaschutzverordnung - CoronaSchVO) applicable in September.

Date Event Registration
31.08.21 Reading and Discussion: DAVE
01.09.21 "Uni im Rathaus": AI and me
02.09.21 AI in a nutshell: Talks on AI research at RWTH
03.09.21 Artificial Intelligence: Scientific Symposium